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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at University Of Illinois on 1999-10-31

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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at University Of Illinois on 1999-10-31

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Phil Lesh and Friends
University Of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Source : Unknown Audience Tape
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Disk 1
Set 1
01. [08:32] St. Stephen>
02. [06:53] Jam>
03. [03:29] Blue Sky Jam>
04. [02:15] St. Stephen Reprise>
05. [17:58] The Eleven Jam>
06. [12:15] Mtns. Of The Moon

Disk 2
01. [11:26] Fat Man in the Bathtub
02. [15:40] Viola Lee>
03. [13:42] Wolfmans Brother>
04. [03:12] Viola Lee>
05. [03:13] Donor Rap
06. [05:03] Casey Jones

John Molo (Drums), Phil Lesh, Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Derek Trucks

Opened for Bob Dylan

Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Venue University Of Illinois
Location Chicago, IL

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Reviewer: TripleD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2012
Subject: Dylan opened
The text file says P&F opened for Dylan, but Dylan was the opener.
Reviewer: D-OTHER-1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 17, 2011
Subject: It must have been the pumpkins....
because that is Derek Trucks and not Ford on slide. Either way, great show with tons of energy and interaction between band members.
Reviewer: inthistube - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2009
Subject: Source Info
For the completists out there, here's what I have listed for the source of this show:

Source: Schoeps mk4v/kc5/cmc6 (ORTF Bar Hat, DFC FOB) > Lunatec V2> SBM-1 > D8 > TC Electronics M5000 (remaster) > Opcode SonicPort > Soundforge 4.5 > CDR

This was remastered by a good friend to improve the quality of the recording.
Ripped and SHN by Alan Schwartz(

Phil Lesh, John Molo, Paul Barrere (guitar), Billy Payne (keys), Derek Trucks (guitar)
Reviewer: chinacatsnflwr5 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2007
Subject: out a line
Derek Trucks is intense, and the fact that he is playing St. Stephan and The Eleven Jam with a former member of the dead makes him even more so
Reviewer: TheEleven1969 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2007
Subject: Phil Lesh and Friends
nevermind who was playing, Listen to the music, Great jamming!
Reviewer: Peter Kuhn - - August 14, 2007
Subject: First Review
First reviewer is referring to 3/10/2000.
Reviewer: raoulduke - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 13, 2007
Subject: Strong Low Pro Recording
Paul Barrere - guitar
Phil Lesh - bass guitar
John Molo - drums
Billy Payne - keyboards
Derek Trucks - guitar
Reviewer: ScappyMusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 11, 2007
Subject: Line Up
Robben Ford is not on this recording. All ya have to do is listen to the Donor Rap where Phil introduces the band. Derek Trucks is on this recording and anyone who is a fan of Derek will recognize his slide playing immediately.
Reviewer: e22o2 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2007
Subject: Not a bad one.
I enjoyed this show, thanks.
Reviewer: Bzl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2006
Subject: Intense set
This is pretty mindboggling. Loose, yet intense jams. Derek's tone is "nasty"; he sounds like Duane reincarnated. The Little Feat guys have that gumbo funk thang goin' on. There is some really, really tasty slide dueling going on between Derek and Paul. There are some downright sick segments, like the white noise meltdown between Wolfman's Brother and the Viola reprise.
The sound is very full and in-your-face, Phil comes across loud and clear, and the audience talking isn't intrusive despite the stealth nature of this show (and the entire Phil n Dylan tour). I'd give this 5***** if it wasn't for the crackling sound system problems during Viola/Wolfman. Let's say 4.49*. Highly recommended. Get It.

PS The other reviewer is, simply, out of his mind: the band was Trucks, Barrere, Payne, Molo, Lesh. Look it up. It's the only show Barrere and Trucks played together, iirc.
Reviewer: Hazelbee - favorite - April 4, 2006
Subject: No Derek Trucks? ... No Robben Ford? No Mike Gordon?
I know for a fact Robben Ford was there, because I was there. As for Trucks? he may have also been there...but Ford was for sure, as well as Mike Gordon.

If memory serves, Derek Trucks was not a part of this set. The guitar "nastiness" is none other than Robben Ford, getting the call-up from Phil after the abrupt departure of Kimock. This may have been Ford's first show with the band...I can't recall. I do remember hearing that Ford would replace SK before we headed to the show and was intrigued because I was familiar with his work with Miles Davis...the result was 'open' to say the least: dark and brooding with much room for exploration.
In addition to Robben Ford, Cactus Gordon from Phish is a collaborator on this night as well (he even got his name printed on the t-shirts!) Gordon joins the band on a second bass for the "Viola/Bass Duet/Woofmans" which hints at the melody from the "Trampoline/Bass Duet/Woofmans" neural assault from 44 days earlier at Shoreline. AND! I seem to remember the show starting with Gordon on bass for a bit (he would leave and come back for "Viola...") and Phil played guitar, I think...or was it Gordon starting on guitar? oh well...must've been the pumpkins...
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